$30M substation project completed in Ohio

USA, Ohio: FirstEnergy completed a $30 million transmission project in Elyria, Ohio, to meet rising demand for electricity driven by commercial and industrial load growth in the area.

The centerpiece of the project is anew 345/138 kV substation, with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, that will increase the electric capacity available to serve customers in Elyria, Lorain, Sheffield Lake and Vermilion, the utility company said in a press statement.

The project also required the construction of eight transmission lines supported by 36 new tower structures, which were needed to connect existing power lines in the area to the new substation.

The project is part of FirstEnergy’s Energizing the Future initiative, a $4.2 to $5.8 billion investment program in electric transmission infrastructure between 2017 and 2021 which involves upgrading and strengthening the grid to meet the future demands of customers and communities.

Source: FirstEnergy